This article offers seven reasons why we should take great delight at the fact that God is our Father, through our adoption as sons in Christ Jesus.
When the apostle Paul describes the relationship between God and those who belong to him, he uses different concepts, one of which is "adoption" (huoithesia). He uses it five times: Romans 8:15, 23, Romans 9:4, Galatians 4:5, and Ephesians 1:5. The article explores the origin of the metaphor and then the different aspects of the life with God that it entails.
What is important when considering adoption? There are four things to consider: a quality adoption agency, prepare yourself for the journey, be realistic about the child you are adopting, and remember God has adopted you.
The journey of adoption is not an easy path. This article gives five important factors to consider when one thinks about adopting.
What are the challenges of adoption? While adoption is a good thing and Christians should be encouraged to adopt, it also has some challenges. This article addresses those challenge and shows how the church can play a role in assisting adoptive parents.
Adoption places the believer in a new status in terms of his relationship with God and God's people. His inheritance status changes also and he is given a new confidence in approaching God. This article explains these three changes.
Adoption is an act of God’s free grace whereby believers become members of God's family. This article explains how the Bible speaks about the fatherhood of God and looks at both the positive and negative implication of this doctrine, showing that it is impossible to claim the universal fatherhood of God.